Southdale Line Bridge Rehabilitation

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Consultation has concluded

The Municipality of Central Elgin is retaining the services of RJ Burnside and Facca Incorporated to undertake the final step in the rehabilitation of Southdale Line Bridge. RJ Burnside has been responsible for the engineering design of the structure and associated work since 2020 and will be on-site to inspect works performed throughout the project. Work for this portion will include:

  • Erection of environmental protection to enclose the bridge structure
  • Complete removal of paint, rust to expose bare metal
  • Structural inspection of all steel members, joints, and connections
  • Recoating of the painted superstructure

This work will represent the final step in the rehabilitation of Southdale Line Bridge with the cleaning and coating of the superstructure. There will be no removal of trees, and no disturbance to Catfish Creek. The work has been registered with Transport Canada as required by the Navigable Waters Act due to the work access platforms to be constructed beneath the structure.

Municipality of Central Elgin crews have netted the structure in advance of this work. This will ensure that birds cannot nest within the structure as is a requirement to ensure no harm or disturbance occurs to birds within their nesting period which began April 1st.

The Municipality of Central Elgin is retaining the services of RJ Burnside and Facca Incorporated to undertake the final step in the rehabilitation of Southdale Line Bridge. RJ Burnside has been responsible for the engineering design of the structure and associated work since 2020 and will be on-site to inspect works performed throughout the project. Work for this portion will include:

  • Erection of environmental protection to enclose the bridge structure
  • Complete removal of paint, rust to expose bare metal
  • Structural inspection of all steel members, joints, and connections
  • Recoating of the painted superstructure

This work will represent the final step in the rehabilitation of Southdale Line Bridge with the cleaning and coating of the superstructure. There will be no removal of trees, and no disturbance to Catfish Creek. The work has been registered with Transport Canada as required by the Navigable Waters Act due to the work access platforms to be constructed beneath the structure.

Municipality of Central Elgin crews have netted the structure in advance of this work. This will ensure that birds cannot nest within the structure as is a requirement to ensure no harm or disturbance occurs to birds within their nesting period which began April 1st.

Consultation has concluded
  • Southdale Line Bridge - Reopened!

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    The Southdale Line Bridge has been reopened to traffic!

  • Project Extended Until December 16th

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    The Southdale Line Bridge Rehabilitation project continues into the Fall. Crews have successfully sandblasted all paint and existing coatings off the existing superstructure and recoated the painted superstructure to protect against salt and steel degradation. Throughout this process, RJ Burnside, the Municipality’s Consultant undertook structural inspections of all bare steel for thickness, and condition. Through this process, several small repairs were recommended and out of an abundance of caution the Municipality will undertake these repairs before opening the structure to traffic.

    We thank you for your continued understanding and patience while we complete the final rehabilitation step of the Southdale Line Bridge and look forward to its renewed condition

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